Star of the Family (TV variety show)
- For the 1982 ABC series, see Star of the Family.
|Star of the Family|
|Directed by||Norman Frank|
|Presented by||Morton Downey (1950-1951)
Peter Lind Hayes with Mary Healy (1951-1952)
Frank Waldecker (announcer)
|Opening theme||Buddy Kaye|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||75|
|Executive producer(s)||Perry Lafferty
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Original network||CBS Television|
|Original release||22 September 1950 – 26 June 1952|
Star of the Family is a CBS Television program which premiered on September 22, 1950 and aired until June 26, 1952.
The show aired in these time slots:
- (22 September 1950-15 June 1951) Fridays 10-10:30 pm ET
- (29 July 1951-6 January 1952) Sundays 6:30-7pm ET
- (10 January 1952-26 June 1952) Thursdays 8-8:30pm ET
Hosts included Morton Downey (1950-1951) and Peter Lind Hayes with Mary Healy (1951-1952). The series was directed by Norman Frank, produced by Perry Lafferty and Coby Ruskin, and written by Adrian Spies. Music was by Carl Hoff and His Orchestra, with the Beatrice Kroft Dancers also featured. Beginning with the January 10, 1952, episode, the show alternated with The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show.
The first season featured people who might be related to a celebrity, and the show contestants tried to guess the name of the celebrity. The celebrity was then brought out to entertain the audience. In the second season, the show became a musical comedy show.
- Star of the Family (1950-1952) at IMDB
- Full episode list at CTVA entry
- Opening credits at YouTube
- kinescopes at TV4U
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